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[wahyld] /waɪld/
Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills)
[fing-guh l oh-fla-her-tee wilz,, oh-flair-tee] /ˈfɪŋ gəl oʊˈflæ hər ti ˈwɪlz,, oʊˈflɛər ti/ (Show IPA),
("Sebastian Melmoth") 1854–1900, Irish poet, dramatist, novelist, essayist, and critic. Unabridged
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  • Even here, however, Mr. Ransome will insist on taking Wilde far too seriously.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd
  • Sergeant Wilde was met on his entry into the town by almost the whole population.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • "I think we have seen the country pretty well," suggested Wilde.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • We would do anything in our power for Sergeant Wilde and for the cause, but we cannot starve!'

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • It doesn't signify in the least, Mr. Wilde—thanks, that is one more.

    Vera Nevill Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
British Dictionary definitions for Wilde


Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills). 1854–1900, Irish writer and wit, famous for such plays as Lady Windermere's Fan (1892) and The Importance of being Earnest (1895). The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) is a macabre novel about a hedonist and The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) relates to his experiences in prison while serving a two-year sentence for homosexuality
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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